What’s the difference between frogs and toads?

[3-20-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What’s the difference between frogs and toads?

The given options are:

  • Toads live on land
  • They’re the same
  • Toads are carnivores

Correct Answer: They’re the same


Info: Herpetologists (experts on amphibians) tell us that there’s no categorical difference between frogs and toads. The distinction between the two is purely informal. ‘Toad’ is just a common name for certain types of frogs. What most of us call ‘frogs’ are those with smooth, moist skin. ‘Toads,’ on the other hand, typically have rough, bumpy skin—that’s likely where negative associations with toads come from.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. What type of frog is characterized by disc-like toes and fingers?
  2. When newly hatched frogs are in their larval stage, they’re called…
  3. What’s the difference between frogs and toads?

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